GSO Test

Assessment

The 2014 national curriculum introduced the concept of ‘age related expectations’ (ARE).

Children are taught the curriculum for their year group and are assessed against the objectives at the end of the year.

If they are able to demonstrate that they have understood, and can apply these objectives, they have reached the ARE for their year.

Some pupils could be working according to previous years’ expectations - these children would be ‘working below the ARE’.

Children working within their year groups curriculum, but who are not yet secure, would be assessed as ‘working toward ARE’.

We use a range of assessments ranging from informal teacher assessments through to end of year tests for pupils in years 2-6.

For more information on assessment please read our Assessment Policy. 

At the end of Key Stage 2, Year 6 pupils sit Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) for reading, mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS).

Test results are converted into ‘scaled scores’ with a score of 100 being the expected standard.

Any score below 100 means a pupil is ‘working towards the expected standard’ and any score above 100 means the pupil is working ‘at or above the expected standard’.

Pupil Results 2018 (cohort of 15 pupils)

 Children achieving Age Related Expectations (ARE) and Greater Depth (GD) Year 6 2018

Subject  

St Giles pupils at ARE %

St Giles pupils at GD %

Reading

73%

47%

Writing

67%

20%

Maths

67%

20%

GPS

60%

33%

Combined - RWM

47%

7%

Scaled scores reading, writing and maths (progress) - Year 6 2018  

Subject  

St Giles pupils  

Progress

Reading

106.0

0.42

Writing

100.2

-0.99

Maths

104.6

-0.14